The Hot Word – Complicated Reporters’ Words, Simplified

Posted on Monday, October 4th, 2010 by

The Hot Word –, the Web’s most widely used reference, dictionary and thesaurus source, has recently created a fun extension; the Hot Word. Taking terms from current affairs and relevant news stories, the Hot Word is here to simplify complicated words while adding in a little bit of context and interest.

To show you the Hot Word in action, let’s take the recent ‘bigot’ remarks that cost CNN’s Rick Sanchez his job; the Hot Word dives deep into the term “bigot” and not only gives its definition, but also provides a brief etymological account of the word’s origin and history. For another example, see why bankruptcy is often referred to as Chapter 11.

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